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Attention First Responders and First Responder Families:
We want to hear from you! Join us for a workshop-style event that aims to broaden behavioral health and wellness supports for first responders, and battle stigma and other barriers to care. 

The Building a Successful BHAP for First Responder Readiness event welcomes all active and former first responders (including fire fighters, law enforcement, paramedics, EMTs, and emergency call center operators), first responder family members and first responder agency leaders. There is no cost to attend. Continental breakfast and boxed lunches […]

September 21, 2022

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Are you a first responder (firefighter, paramedic, emergency medical technician, law enforcement officer or public safety telecommunicator)? As a former or current first responder, your perspectives and experiences are important. This survey will be used to inform regional strategic planning efforts to address the mental health needs of first responders and their families. Please share your perspectives with us by completing this survey and by sharing it with other first responders in the northeast region of Florida.

The LSF Northeast Region First Responder Regional Support Project […]

August 22, 2022

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Central and North Central Florida Healthy Start have partnered with University of Florida Master of Public Health students to survey pregnant women and new moms about a free community doula program. Doulas are non-medical professionals who help moms through labor, and provide emotional, physical and information support to her and her new family. Healthcare providers, community agencies, faith-based organizations and others are encouraged to share the survey with clients and patients. And, of course, pregnant women and new moms are invited to participate! The survey […]

August 22, 2022

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2022 DSME Mini-Grant Opportunity Instructions

Printable Application for Planning Only

Online Mini-Grant Application (Survey Monkey)

2022 DSME Question and Answer Session Notes

This is a mini-grant ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to establish, build, achieve accreditation for, sustain, increase access to, or expand Diabetes Self-Management Education programs serving adults in Florida.

Q&A Conference Call: Friday, July 22, 2022, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET (see Opportunity Instructions above for Meeting ID and Passcode).
Deadline for applications is August 12, 2022.
The grant period is from approximately September 15, 2022-June […]

July 18, 2022

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WellFlorida’s annual publication North Central Florida County Health Profiles provides the health status of the 16 counties we serve as the region’s local health planning council — Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union. The County Health Profiles offer a snapshot of each county’s health data, and how the counties compare to each other, the region and the state. Learn more.

July 6, 2022

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Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County residents, community-based organizations, social service providers and healthcare professionals are invited to take a 10-minute survey to help identify the region’s most pressing health concerns. The Community Health Needs Assessment Survey is being conducted by local health planning council WellFlorida Council, in partnership with Florida Department of Health.

The community survey for residents at least 18 years old is available in English and Spanish. Six community survey participants have the opportunity to win $50. Providers of health-related services are encouraged to […]

June 9, 2022

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North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative’s upcoming meeting will provide an overview on HPV and why it matters. The special guest presenter for the meeting is Martina Murphy, MD, Associate Professor, UF Department of Medicine and Program Director, UF Hematology/Oncology Fellowship.

The NCFCCC meeting and presentation will be on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 12:00 PM via Zoom. Registration is required. Please register in advance for this meeting at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApce2tqz0vHN1Qp5Jt6_5p3e99noOcw76u

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:
• Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the most common and widespread sexually […]

May 9, 2022

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Marion County residents, community-based organizations, social service providers and healthcare professionals are invited to take a 10-minute survey to help identify the county’s most pressing health concerns. The Community Health Needs Assessment Survey is being conducted by the region’s health planning council WellFlorida Council, in partnership with Florida Department of Health in Marion County and AdventHealth.

Two surveys will be available — one for the general community (https://tinyurl.com/MarionHealthSurvey) and one for providers of health-related services (https://tinyurl.com/MarionProviderSurvey). Surveys will be open until June 10, 2022.

Survey […]

May 3, 2022

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The North Central Florida Trauma Agency has secured Daniel Sundahl to create a special presentation for first responders and those that work in trauma services in North Central Florida.  This event will be held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.  Mr. Sundahl, who is known throughout the United States and Canada, has put together a special presentation entitled Post Traumatic Growth: The Silver Lining around the Dark Side of Trauma.

The event is TOTALLY FREE as is the opportunity to earn […]

March 22, 2022

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Seth Johnson | Main Street Daily News
Feb 22, 2022

Alachua County’s syringe exchange program currently waits for funding to begin implementation at local organizations like GRACE Marketplace, UF’s Mobile Outreach Clinic and Meridian Behavioral Health Services.

The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners discussed the program at Tuesday’s commission meeting.

The county finalized its partnership with WellFlorida in November 2021 for the service, just over two years after Florida Legislature passed a bill allowing syringe exchange programs.

However, legislation prohibits any state, county or city funds from financing […]

February 23, 2022

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